Another Target run, another spur-of-the moment beauty purchase from Sonia Kashuk. Allegedly, I swung by the store for detergent (I’m a Gain girl. How about you?). It’s not my fault I always end up in the beauty section.
Heck, though, since I was already there, I figured I’d look for a full-size bottle of Sonia’s Making Waves Nail Colour, and bring one or two or five home, LOL!
(Remember it, the bright sea green, from her new A Powerful Punch Set? Yep, I like it that much.)
But while I was searching for it, something else got my attention: this bottle of Sonia’s Brush & Sponge Cleanser ($7). It was hidden behind some makeup bags, as if someone had squirreled it away back there for safekeeping (I’m totally guilty of doing this many times).
Now, I’m still happily engaged to Burt’s Bees Mango & Orange Energizing Body Bar as my de facto brush cleanser, but I’m also curious like a cat.
A single word in the directions on the back of the bottle sealed the deal for me.
To use the cleanser, you’re supposed to wet your brushes or sponges by spraying them with some of the product, which you then work into a lather (weird!). Then, rinse until the water runs clean.
Most of the liquid brush cleansers I’ve used before, like the one from MAC, don’t usually work up a lather, which makes this one kind of unusual.
Color me intrigued…
Back at home, I put this bad boy to work on a big ol’ pile of brushes caked with concealer, foundation and powder. Per the directions, I wet each brush, sprayed one spritz of cleanser on each of the brush heads (just one), and then rinsed them until the water ran clean. I used just one spritz for each of the brushes except the ones caked with foundation and concealer. For those I spritzed twice.
And this stuff worked great! It quickly dissolved every morsel of makeup from the bristles, even cutting through the caked on and crusted liquid and cream makeup. I was able to thoroughly clean about 20 brushes in five minutes, which is pretty darn fast!
After air drying, the bristles of the brushes felt as soft as they did when they were new, and they looked and even smelled clean (ah… faintly floral).
With this, I think Sonia has another drugstore gem on her hands, and I suspect that a lot of women out there already know about it, because it always seems to be out of stock at my local Target.
If you are able to get your hands on a bottle, hold tight! And don’t let go.
PRICE: $7 for a 5.1-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,